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The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Ms. Catherine Bitarakwate, said that despite being given a validation deadline date, they did not show up, hence, all their record have been sent for investigation to determine if they were indeed pensioners. It is w...

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Ugandan Government Probes Pensioners

Published by: Bukky Lee
05/26/2020 05:13 PM

According to the country’s Public Service ministry, 7,874 pensioners worth Shs2.65b per month, are under investigation to verify if they are real pensioners. The reason for an investigation comes after the said pensioners did not show up for validation exercise between June and July last year, and thus had unverified status. Their information was forwarded to Uganda’s Inspector General of Government, IGG.


The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Ms. Catherine Bitarakwate, said that despite being given a validation deadline date, they did not show up, hence, all their record have been sent for investigation to determine if they were indeed pensioners. It is worth knowing that although the ministry has pensioners files, they do not have their biometrics, like fingerprints. 

 

Uganda’s Minister of Public Service, Mr. Wilson Muruli Mukasa has said that the pensioners have been removed from the payroll in 2019 because they were doubtable cases. It was reported in 2017 that only 48,000 showed up for verification, out of the 73,000 public service pensioners in the country.
The country’s ministry has plans to introduce a new pension scheme to address accountability, equity, and governance problems related to the current scheme.

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